Title: Review of design and construction of hurricane protection barriers

Authors: Haijian Shi; Kong Fah Tee

Addresses: Pepco Holdings, Inc., 701 9th St NW, Washington DC 20068, USA ' Department of Civil Engineering, University of Greenwich, Central Avenue, Chatham Maritime, Kent ME4 4TB, UK

Abstract: This paper reviews the respective concepts and purposes of a range of hurricane protection barriers. The structural components of each type of barrier are discussed and common variants of the forms used in each barrier are included in the discussion. The advanced analysis used in the design of hurricane protection barriers is also reviewed with reference to purpose and procedure. Finally, the associated construction is discussed in terms of the construction sequence and advanced construction methodology.

Keywords: hurricane barriers; flood walls; gates; design analysis; barrier design; barrier construction; hurricane protection; protective barriers; structural components; hurricanes.

DOI: 10.1504/IJFE.2014.066316

International Journal of Forensic Engineering, 2014 Vol.2 No.2, pp.144 - 151

Received: 30 Dec 2013
Accepted: 18 Sep 2014

Published online: 30 Apr 2015 *

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